The episode spent a significant amount of time in the past and subsequently shed some light on why things are the way they are between Fitz and Mellie, Fitz and his father and Fitz and himself. I was shocked to see that there was a time when Fitz and Mellie were really in love with one another. He used that same hand under the sheets move that he pulled on Olivia at the beginning of the season. They look happy together. We always knew that Daddy Grant was a bit of a jerk, but in this episode he degrades Fitz in such a way that lets us know he’s crueler than we initially imagined. He essentially tells Fitz that he’s nothing without him and will never be elected to political office. And though that was terrible, he proves to be far, far worse.